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About School's Out Charters
School's Out Charters offers small group and exclusive boat tours on Cayuga Lake. All Tours are PRIVATE! We specialize in Winery Tours! This is the ultimate way to enjoy the wineries. No crowded cattle buses, no traffic, just a leisurely cruise on the lake combined with tastings at some of the best wineries in the Finger Lakes. Book us for an intimate customized sunset cruise or a party. Our boat accommodates from 2-6 people. School's Out Charters - the anti-limo.Established in 2009, the owners of School's Out Charters took the burgeoning winery tourism market on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and combined it with boat cruises to produce the ultimate vehicle to conduct wine tours. Our love for the lake and it's surrounding areas allow us the opportunity to share this passion for the natural beauty of the finger lakes with all of our customers.
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

Excellent ride! The captain and crew were very knowlegable and friendly and the wine and food were excellent as well! Well worth the money! Will do it again soon! Stayed over at Watkins Motel which was excellent and affortable!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 613WestMain
Reviewed July 29, 2019

So fun! We met up at Taughannock Falls State Park and left from there. We arrived at Sheldrake Winery for our first tasting and had a nice private tasting with small pairings. Off to Long Point Winery next sooo good. The boat ride was comfortable...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

Captain Rick was great from beginning to end. He shared the history of the area and he was also knowledgeable about the three wineries we visited. The boat was clean, comfortable and had the smoothest ride of any boat I’ve been on. I was worried...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

Captain Rick the owner now does the charters in a new yet to be named boat that is very comfortable and rides like a dream. We did a 5 hour tour and elected to do 3 wineries rather than 2 and a lunch and glad...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CPASteveTallahassee
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

All of the reviews are correct, this is a great way to enjoy the day. Captain Mike is friendly, knowledgeable, and entertaining. We even experienced a storm while on the tour and the boat and captain handled it without a problem. The tastings are very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

The wine cruise was one of the highlights of our Finger Lake vacation. Captain Mike is very knowledgeable about the lake, he shared history and fun facts about Lake Cayuga. We enjoyed a tasty and relaxing lunch from the Busy Bee Market on the boat....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RDM417
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this while researching our first kid free trip ever. WHAT AN AMAZING FIND! We had an absolute blast and for the money, felt it was worth it. We arrived at the dock. On time, which for us doesn't happen alot. And were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

I received a gift certificate for this for my birthday and not being much of a wine drinker, I was a little hesitant. We arrived at the boat and were greeted by Captain Mike. We all signed waivers and placed our orders for lunch (an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kdudrak
Reviewed July 16, 2018

What a beautiful and fun wine cruise to three very good wineries: Treeleaven, Bright Leaf, and Sheldrake Point! Bright Leaf, a new winery, may have been our favorite and provided a chocolate pairing. A pairing with meat and cheese was also very tasty at Sheldrake...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elizabethwS2451TD
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Captain Mike was fun and helpful. We had a great time and the boat was super nice! We brought a bottle of wine and enjoyed the sunset. Loved it. I plan to take my family next time.

Date of experience: May 2018
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